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Surviving The Battle

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Mankind has been fighting against his own ever since the beginning of time. Countless soldiers and civilians have died as anonymous pieces on the playing-board of history. The glorious victories and disastrous defeats, however, have been written about in the history books under the names of the respective great army commanders. Now, ‘Surviving the Battle' tells the stories of the great battles from the viewpoint of ordinary people. Re-enactments and computer animations make the reality of war more visible. Historians, archaeologists and medical experts reveal what is known about the reality of the wars which were fought two or even four hundred years ago. How were wounds treated then? And what were the effects of sieges on the civilian population?